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In February of 2011, religious leaders from across Africa met in Accra, Ghana, to discuss their dual roles as people of faith and members of civil society. They sought to reconcile their beliefs with...
The story of China’s last century has been one of growth, of strife, of soul-searching and transformation. Cities are both the engines and the manifestations of China’s ongoing metamorphosis,...
When Yale President Peter Salovey announced the Yale Africa Initiative in 2013, he inspired several Yale students from the continent to work toward achieving his goal of “bringing Africa to Yale and...
William R. Polk, a veteran foreign policy consultant, and author, will give a series of three lectures in February on “America Confronts the Post-Imperial World” for the Henry L. Stimson Lectures...
A new study shows that a humanitarian program to improve the mental health of adolescents affected by the Syrian war has a biological benefit: For participants in the program, it decreased levels of...
“Popular Music & Society in Iran: New Directions,” a two-day symposium highlighting the social and political significance of music in Iran, will take place at the MacMillan Center on January 26-...
Last Monday, as British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker were about to announce at a press conference in Brussels that the EU and UK negotiators had...
In 2013 the University of Leiden’s announcement of its yearlong celebration of 400 years of Arabic studies in the Netherlands caught Roberta Dougherty’s attention. As the librarian for Middle East...
After the Catalan parliament voted to constitute a republic as an independent state on October 27, the Spanish Senate authorized the government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to take whatever...
On December 8, the Program in Iranian Studies at the MacMillan Center sponsored a panel discussion titled “Iran: Generational change, internal politics & foreign policy.” The panelists were...
On November 16, Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu, Baëta-Grau Professor of Contemporary African Christianity and Pentecostal Theology at the Trinity Theological Seminary in Accra, Ghana, gave a talk titled “...
The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World (Simon & Schuster, 2017), a new book by Yale Law professors OonaHathaway, Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of...
In the early hours of November 3 a rich assortment of scholars, journalists, students, and community members gathered at the MacMillan Center for the annual conference sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman...
John J. Mearsheimer, R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science and the co-director of the Program on International Security Policy at the University of Chicago,...
Lisa Qian, a Yale University undergraduate studying economics, human rights, and Southeast Asia, is currently interning with Friends of the National parks Foundation in Ubud. She wrote the following...
At a time when Europe faces a host of challenges, ranging from the bogged-down Brexit negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union to the evident need to reform the design and...
The rise of ISIS since 2013 has heavily impacted religious minorities across Iraq and Syria. ISIS’s rapid spread across Northern Iraq in the summer of 2014 resulted in the displacement of over 800,...
“A living tree” was how Professors David Cameron, Yale University, and Richard Albert, Boston College and 2015-16 Canadian Bicentennial Visiting Associate Professor of Political Science at the...
After decades of cool antagonism, the United States restores full diplomatic relations with Cuba, and a New Yorker returns to the island nation of her birth to look after her ailing father. Cut to...
On November 9, Cambridge University Professor of Economics Kaivan Munshi talked about his ongoing research on sex selection in India. The lecture, titled “Missing Girls” was the 2017 Annual Indu...
Francis Wade, freelance journalist and long-time correspondent of Burmese politics, spoke at Henry R. Luce Hall Auditorium on November 10 about his new book, Myanmar’s Enemy Within: Buddhist...
Poet Safia Elhillo wrestles with the intersection of multiples identities throughout her work, especially in her new book, The January Children. The term “January Children” refers to her grandfather’...
Chude Jideonwo, a Nigerian journalist, lawyer and 2017 Yale Greenberg World Fellow, drew parallels between discontent with African governments and recent global events like Brexit at a talk Wednesday...
John J. Mearsheimer, the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science and the co-director of the Program on International Security Policy at the University of Chicago,...
Prominent and emerging filmmakers from Latin America will gather on campus Nov. 15-19 to discuss their latest work during the annual Latino and Iberian Film Festival at Yale (LIFFY).    Produced by...
Manisha Sinha, the James L. and Shirley A. Draper Professor in American History at the University of Connecticut, has been selected as the winner of the 2017 Frederick Douglass Book Prize for her...
On Tuesday, October 24, the Yale School of Management and the Russian Studies Program at the Council on European Studies at the MacMillan Center hosted Mikhail Fridman, international businessman and...
Every year, the Yale African Students Association (YASA) hosts Africa Week, an opportunity for Yale African students to connect with their home countries and share their passion for the continent...
Across the Himalayas, the Yarlung Tsangpo River runs from Tibet through the disputed borders of China and India. Ruth Gamble, a cultural and environmental historian of Tibet, spoke about the river as...
On October 23, the Council on East Asian Studies at the MacMillan Center sponsored a talk by Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist Ian Johnson on “The Battle for China’s Soul.” A Poynter Fellowship in...
After the Catalan parliament passed legislation calling a binding referendum to decide whether Catalonia should become “an independent state in the form of a republic,” it was clear the Catalan and...
On October 16, a distinguished group of South American scholars met at Yale to discuss the history of the early republics of the region. The conference, titled “Connected Histories of the First South...
Leo Tolstoy, his long beard white, stood beside a horse in a photograph on a screen under the Yale Farm’s Lazarus Pavilion. A second image showed an aerial photograph of the author’s estate, Yasnaya...
The following article by Marci Shore, associate professor of history and a member of the European Studies Council at the MacMillan Center, appeared in the October 26, 2017 issue of Foreign Policy....
The following article by Marica Inhorn, William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs and former Chair of the Council on Middle East Studies at the MacMillan Center,...
After the Catalan parliament enacted legislation on Sept. 6 calling for a binding referendum on October 1 to decide whether Catalonia should become “an independent state in the form of a republic”...
Jess Melvin is Henry Hart Rice Faculty Fellow in Southeast Asian Studies and a Postdoctoral Fellow in Genocide Studies at the MacMillan Center at Yale University. She recently published an article...
On October 6 in Henry R. Luce Hall, the Program on Democracy at the MacMillan Center at Yale and Bright Line Watch (BLW) – an initiative that studies democratic performance in the U.S. and calls...
After the Catalan parliament enacted legislation on Sept. 6 calling for a binding referendum on October 1 to decide whether Catalonia should become “an independent state in the form of a republic,”...
On October 4, the European Union Studies Program at the MacMillan Center hosted a talk by Annemie Turtelboom, 2017 World Fellow and a current member of the Belgian Federal Government. In her lecture...